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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date February 25, 2014
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062301673
ISBN-10 0062301675
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor.

What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower?

Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.

This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface and epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

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Rev lgr edition from Harpercollins (March 11, 2014)
9780062326522 | details & prices | 460 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $19.99
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Revised edition from Perennial (February 25, 2014)
9780062301673 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
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1 edition from Perennial (March 1, 2003)
9780060009427 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Demonstrates how to make everyday reading more rewarding by helping readers understand the symbols, themes, narrative devices and forms, and contexts of literary works.
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Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (February 25, 2014)
9780606355094 | details & prices | 336 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $28.15
1 reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558171 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
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